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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 6/21 David Richmond wrote: I typically steer away from getting mired down in politics.  Even now, I am not sure why I picked this book to review from booksneeze (maybe there was a limited selection, or I was momentarily entranced by the eye-catching 'O' logo of Obama's).  Either way I picked it, and now the onus is on ... No He Can't by Kevin McCullough

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3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 6/7 David Richmond wrote: Max Lucado has long been a favorite author of mine, though admittedly I read him more to 'borrow' illustrations for sermons and lessons than for any other reason.  When 'Max On Life' came out I was so excited to give it a read  I was hoping for perhaps a more intimate look at Lucado's life ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 3/2 David Richmond wrote: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is by far the central tenet of the Christian faith.  It is at once the core of our doctrine and the source of new life in Christ Jesus.  When I saw Charles Foster's The Jesus Inquest was available, I jumped at the chance to read it.  The book is extremely ... The Jesus Inquest by Charles Foster

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3 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 1/6 David Richmond wrote: John Mac Arthur's books have always been hit or miss for me. I either love them or really don't get anything out of them. This one, Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ, falls into the 'love it!' category. MacArthur takes great care in uncovering a truth that has been lost in many ... Slave by John Mac Arthur

David's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 12/2 David Richmond wrote: Okay, I'm going to be honest, this was a tough read for me. It's not that it wasn't well written (it was) or that it did not have some unique aspects (I enjoyed the interviews at the end of each chapter), it 's just that this book travels down the same road as several others I have recently read. Essentially, ... The Gospel According to Jesus by Chris Seay

David's Rating:

3 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 David Richmond wrote: I've been serving local churches in ministry for over a decade. All of them have been small churches struggling to find ways to grow. Some have been limited by a worship of the past, others were hampered by overbearing leaders and others still by poor location combined with limited facilities. In ... Transforming Church in Rural America

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/14 David Richmond wrote: I was very excited to learn that I could get the newest Ted Dekker release to review for booksneeze. I have read several of his works, including the Circle Series, Obsessed and Showdown to name a few. So when Immanuel's Veins showed up in my mailbox I was more than excited to get it.The story takes ... Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 David Richmond wrote: Just when you thought that he couldn't possibly turn out another fantastic book, Max Lucado releases his best work in several years. I admit that I approached this book with a cynical point of view. Many of Lucado's books have a certain 'feel' to them, and after you have read a few, you feel like you ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

David's Rating:

5 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 8/10 David Richmond wrote: Everyone loves a good story, and the best story tellers are those who can take a familiar story that's been heard a hundred times over and tell it in such a way that it feels like it's the first time you've heard it. That's exactly what Max Lucado does in his newest release, Cast of Characters: Common ... Cast of Characters by Max Lucado

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

On 6/29 David Richmond wrote: Does Jesus still change lives today? The answer is a resounding, "Yes!" and for proof, look no further than The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. Stearns takes you through his journey from successful business man and CEO, through the heartbreak of poverty and starvation in Uganda in which he realized ... The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

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4 Stars

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If I Could Ask God Anything

If I Could Ask God Anything

On 4/15 David Richmond wrote: As a former curious kid and a father of four inquisitive daughters I elected for a change of pace and chose to review a book geared for children and Kathryn Slattery's If I Could Ask God Anything caught my attention. The 200+ page book is divided into major sections (e.g. Questions about God, The Bible, ... If I Could Ask God Anything by Kathryn Slattery

David's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Revolutionary Paul Revere

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

On 4/2 David Richmond wrote: Woven into to the tapestry of American history is the familiar image of a man riding through the New England night crying out, "The redcoats are coming! The redcoats are coming!" on the eve of the battles of Lexington and Concord. What Joel Miller does is he takes that two-dimensional picture and adds ... The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel J. Miller

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 3/17 David Richmond wrote: I was first introduced to the writings of John Maxwell as a Bible College student studying for ministry. Since that time I have read nearly a dozen of his books and always look forward to reading his next work. Everyone Communicates did not disappoint. In fact, I would rank it in his top three books ... Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John Maxwell

David's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Map

The Map

On 3/3 David Richmond wrote: Perhaps the most unique book on men's spirituality I have ever read, The Map by David Murrow is both a page turning story and a call to discipleship. Murrow begins the book with a mystery/suspense story that takes him from Wales to New York to Greece in search of a map hidden in the writings of Matthew. ... The Map by David Murrow

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 2/17 David Richmond wrote: As a minister who has a passion to develop men into the leaders they are called to be, I was happy to select Living Life in the Zone for review. I find most men's devotionals to be both superficial and shallow. Many either don't address the real issues men deal with, or they give short, "cookie-cutter" ... Living Life in the Zone by Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew

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4 Stars

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 1/27 David Richmond wrote: Who among us has not felt abandoned and alone in difficult times? In his book, Where is God?, psychiatrist Dr. John Townsend not only addresses the "why" of why we ask this question, He also gives answers laden with Biblical truths and sound advice. He begins by explaining the that it is perfectly ... Where is God? by Dr. John Townsend

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 12/9 David Richmond wrote: In The Liturgical Year, Joan Chittister explores the liturgy of the Catholic and more orthodox faiths. She begins by explaining what the liturgical year is and that it's purpose "is to bring to life in us and around us, little by little, one layer of insight after another until we grow to full stature ... The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister

David's Rating:

3 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 11/5 David Richmond wrote: Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World is a refreshing, practical look at end-times prophecies. Dr. David Jeremiah looks at several passages, that at first glance may appear all doom and gloom, and mines out of them a message of hope and a call to return to practical Christian living. Admittedly, ... Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

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3 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 10/7 David Richmond wrote: Stephen Mansfield invites you to take a look at history through the lens of beer in his book, The Search for God and Guiness. Mansfield masterfully tells the story of the Guiness family's work and impact over the last 250 years. The story begins with entrepreneur Arthur Guiness and his twofold pursuit ... The Search for God and Guiness by Stephen Mansfield

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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